Elsa Beskow was the illustrator that shaped my taste I think. The books my mother had loved as a child in Sweden were passed on to me and I poured over every detail and loved them too. --- I too Elsa Beskow.
Watering the garden ~ Elsa Beskow
Elsa Beskow (Swedish, - The Star Boys - one of them walks right at the back of all the Santa Lucia girls.